Nov 232020
 
Hunting  in France: La Chasse

Whether you like it or not, hunting, or La Chasse, is a popular and much-valued way of French life, with over 1.5 million holding a hunting licence, and an estimated 37,000 new licences issued each year. So what are the general rules about hunting, and how do you go about getting a licence? We’ll also […]

Aug 222020
 
French Films And Their Locations

Many film buffs rate the French film industry for being bold and evocative, largely thanks to the Nouvelle Vague movement of the 1950s, which rejected traditional film-making conventions in favour of a more experimental style. Certain French films, however, can be credited with popularising the locations in which they’re set, introducing new areas both to […]

Jul 282020
 
Rick Stein's Secret France – A Journey To The Home Of Cuisine

In the popular BBC series Rick Stein’s Secret France, the Padstow-based celebrity chef takes a personal road trip around France, from Dieppe to Cassis, meeting restaurateurs and specialist producers, hoping to find that France is still the home of fine food, particularly if you look off the beaten track. The series is a glorious road […]

Dec 042019
 
France's Veggie-lution

World-renowned for its fine cuisine of rare steaks, hearty chicken casseroles, creamy sauces and rich desserts, France used to be a tricky destination for vegetarians, and with its seemingly endless varieties of cheese, even more so for vegans. But for anyone who’s discounted moving to France on the grounds of its animal-based cuisine, there’s good […]